Pomander

On display

Pomander, silver, parcel-gilt with six hinged sections. The rounded surface engraved with three roundels, probably representing continents, together with fruits and leaves. The base, which unscrews to reveal a spatula-shaped shaft, has a pierced and gilt grille at the bottom. At the top a hanging ring.

Details

  • Title

    Pomander

  • Associated place

    Netherlands (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1620
  • Material and technique

    part-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    excluding hanging ring 6.1 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.306.5

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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

Koldeweij, Anna Cecilia, ‘Van kunstkamer tot museumzaal: De nagelaten collectie van Michael Wellby’, (2015)

Anna Cecilia Koldeweij, ‘Vind’, (2015), ---, ---, illus. p. 34

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